Thierry Mugler Catalogue

Thierry Mugler Catalogue

Mad Publishing

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Thierry Mugler: Couturissime is the first retrospective exploring the work of fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Presented at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and now on view at the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition brings together more than 130 outfits made between 1977 and 2014, in addition to numerous unpublished archival documents and sketches. It reveals the many facets of this visionary figure—from couturier and perfumer to photographer and director—by revisiting his ready-to-wear and haute couture creations.

The accompanying catalogue presents the main sections of the exhibition and reproduces a selection of photographs—most unpublished until now—signed by artists who have surrounded Mugler throughout his career, including Helmut Newton, Peter Knapp, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, David LaChapelle, Stéphane Sednaoui, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Jean-Paul Goude, Pierre and Gilles, Patrice Stable, and Inez and Vinoodh, among others. They are complemented by photographs of the exhibition scenography.

Product details

235 pages

185 illustrations

Bilingual French, English

9.72 x 1.02 x 12.28 in.

ISBN: 9782383140085

Meet the designer

French designer Thierry Mugler was a fashion visionary who established himself as one of the most daring and innovative designers of the late twentieth century. His bold silhouettes and unorthodox techniques and materials—including glass, Plexiglas, vinyl, latex, and chrome—made their mark on fashion history.

In the 1970s, Mugler defined trends with his acclaimed “glamazon,” a chic, modern woman whose style evolved from the hippie fashions of the 1960s. In the 1980s and ’90s, Mugler galvanized the renaissance of haute couture through his provocative collections and theatrical fashion shows, which involved grandiose locations and the era’s most iconic models. Just as his work is still influencing new generations of couturiers, celebrities continue to be drawn to Mugler’s designs: his classic gowns have recently been worn by Beyoncé, Cardi B, and Kim Kardashian.
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